Re: Free Markets: Extro-Nazi's or Extro-Saints (Extrosattvas)

Chris R. Tame (
Sat, 13 Sep 1997 23:56:58 +0100

In message <>, writes
>In a message dated 97-09-13 08:58:19 EDT, you write:
>> Now, on to my two cents' worth. Misperception of classical liberals,
>> libertarians, anarcho-capitalists, transhumanists and extropians as
>> myopically selfish and uncaring is a real threat to the power of our ideas
>Then one should look at why this misperception is so common, shouldn't one?

The dig here, of course, is that somehow the misperception is OUR fault.
But, as should be obvious to anyone who gives it a moments thought,
stigmatisation, stereotyping and demonisation of groups of people is a
constant factor in all human societies. There need not be the slightest
justification for any such processes of social delusion (which, of
course, always serve the purposes of particular interest groups). The
collectivists and statists have proved to be masters of such
demonisation. They dress themselves in the garb of righteousness and
"compassion", and portray liberty and individualism and their exponents
as inhumane. It would be laughable if it were not so sick.

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